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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 23, 2006 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Funny things they said about the Grateful Dead

Don't know what you think of Henry Rollins, but here is his comment on critics from a Rolling Stone interview, given around the time of the release of Rollins' album "Get Some Go Again". It's pure Rollins:

"At 38, I don't really have a whole lot of angst. A lot of the things that used to piss me off then still do now: racism, homophobia. But some critic taking a swing at me? I know enough now to not get angry. I know that in the real world I could come across the table and that guy couldn't handle me. I also know that I out-gross him, his woman would come with me and that without people like me he doesn't have a job. If I stopped doing what I do, there'd be thousands of letters asking why. If the writer quit his job, no one would notice. I'm putting food on his table. He's not putting food on mine. I realize that in the relationship I am the god. I know in a harsher plane, I'd be king of the jungle and I'd be eating soup from a bowl made of his cranium. Can you dig it? Knowing all that allows me to take a lot of things in stride."

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 24, 2006 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Funny things they said about the Grateful Dead

I think Rollins' comments make perfect sense, and by the way, have you ever heard his rendition of FRANKLIN'S TOWER?

I kid you not. It is virtually unrecognizable from the Dead version (no surprise there) but the lyrics are all there, and it is amazing to hear his punk-thrash take on a standard Dead classic.

Rollins admired and respected the Dead even though their music was miles from his own.

I used to have that Franklin's version on a CD that was rleased as an e.p. of B-sides and outtakes from Rollins, but lost it long ago. Totally worth seeking out if you don't have it.

Thanks for his words putting guys like Marsh in his place!

GC

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Poster: cush11 Date: Sep 23, 2006 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Funny things they said about the Grateful Dead

I hope that soupbowl wasn't made from one the heads that Pigpen ripped off and took a shit in!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 23, 2006 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Funny things they said about the Grateful Dead

Not sure of your Pigpen reference, then again i am not particulary up on the historical minutia of the GD members personal lives, more the band itself and the movement it was a part of. However, Rollins was merely stating how in his earlier career critics would get him angry but how his thinking and attitude eventually changed when he viewed the relationship between artist and critic under a different, more perceptive, lens. Thus his imagistic, if blunt, analogy. Cheers.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Sep 23, 2006 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Funny things they said about the Grateful Dead

I thought Rollins' statement was great. The cranium soupbowl just reminded me of Pig's fondness for that expression ie: If you don't get these microphones working most of the time I'm gonna rip your head off and...

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 23, 2006 9:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Funny things they said about the Grateful Dead

... understanding sets in. Gracias.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Sep 23, 2006 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Funny things they said about the Grateful Dead

Or as I like to say, Very Garcias!